Wright Medical Technology's (US) polymer aims to reduce wear
This article was originally published in Clinica
Wright Medical Technology (US) has introduced a new ultra-high-molecular-weight: polyethylene for its orthopaedic implant components, designed to provide improved wear resistance. Duramer is sterilised using ethylene oxide rather than gamma rays. Irradiation can lead to degradation of the material and affect its resistance to wear, according to Wright.